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Description - How the Cows Turned Mad by Maxime Schwartz

Originally published to much acclaim in France, this scientific thriller, updated with a foreword by best-selling author Marion Nestle, tells of the hunt for the cause of an enigmatic class of fatal brain infections, of which mad cow disease is the latest incarnation. In gripping, nontechnical prose, Maxime Schwartz details the deadly manifestations of these diseases throughout history, describes the major players and events that led to discoveries about their true nature, and outlines our current state of knowledge. The book concludes by addressing the question we all want answered: should we be afraid?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520243378
ISBN-10: 0520243374
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maxime Schwartz

Maxime Schwartz, a molecular biologist, is Professor at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, which he headed from 1988 to 1999. He is also Director of Research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and is currently serving as Director of Laboratories of the French agency for food safety (AFSSA). He is the author of many scientific papers and Pasteur, des microbes au vaccin (1999, with Annick Perrot).